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Enhanced Bus Service Prioritized in DDOT’s 16th Street NW Action Plan

This past winter and spring, we heard a lot about the challenges faced by bus riders on 16th Street NW. 16th Street NW was part of an original network of bus lanes in the District, and currently carries around 21,000 … Continue reading

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Three-Quarters of District Roads Are in Fair to Excellent Condition

According to District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Chief Engineer Muhammed Khalid, the roadways within the District that DDOT maintains are in a much better state than reported. Three-quarters (75 percent) of the District’s roads are rated in fair to excellent condition, which … Continue reading

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What Lazy Days of Summer?

Creating and maintaining a safe transportation network is a year-round job. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed not only to safety but to efficiency; so it can’t afford to take a summer vacation. That’s why DDOT is keeping … Continue reading

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In the Lab: DDOT’s QA/QC Division Ensures Street Paving Materials Are Up to Spec

DDOT’s Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) Division has a universal impact on almost every infrastructure project that DDOT has a hand in. The QA/QC Division operates as the spine of DDOT’s road management system, shouldering the responsibility of ensuring the … Continue reading

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DDOT Showcases Historic Photos, Documents Online

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) would like to announce the debut of its new tumblr page – an online resource for historic, transportation-related photos and documents. The agency’s tumblr page is an effort to showcase the District’s transportation past … Continue reading

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Invasive Insects Threatening DC’s Ash Trees

Arborists from the District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) recently discovered a number of small, invasive beetles that pose a threat to some trees in the District. Adult emerald ash borers (EABs, aka Agrilus planipennis) were found inside … Continue reading

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New Traffic Safety Improvements Coming to D Street, 7th Street and Maryland Avenue NE

DDOT is steadfastly working to improve safety throughout the District. One intersection that the agency has identified for immediate improvements is the intersection of D Street, 7th Street and Maryland Avenue. DDOT will implement immediate, stop-gap measures to increase pedestrian … Continue reading

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